Images released: Cast of Guys and Dolls at The Phoenix Theatre. Photographer Johan Persson. Following critical acclaim at the Savoy Theatre, the Chichester Festival Theatre revival of Guys and Dolls has extended its run at the Phoenix Theatre starring Oliver Tompsett as Sky Masterson and Siubhan Harrison as Sarah Brown.
Award-winning actor Rebel Wilson and Simon Lipkin have joined the West End cast for a strictly limited 8 weeks only at the Phoenix Theatre from Tuesday 28 June until Sunday 21 August 2016.
Nathan Detroit is desperate: he needs money for an illegal dice game, and he needs it fast. Not to mention a 14-year engagement with nightclub singer Miss Adelaide, whose patience is finally running out. Enter notorious gambler Sky Masterson, a guy who can never turn down a bet, and straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown, a doll with a heart of ice. Nathan’s wager is that Sky has to romance Sarah by taking her to Havana for dinner and in return he’ll provide a dozen ‘sinners’ for Sarah’s mission. Surely this is one bet Nathan absolutely can’t lose?
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A joyous and vibrant celebration of Prohibition-era New York, Guys and Dolls first premiered on Broadway in 1950 and captured the optimism and energy of post-World War Two America. This hugely popular and multi award-winning musical, based on the colourful stories by American journalist Damon Runyon renowned for his vivid fictional depictions of the gamblers, hustlers and nightclub singers of New York, features some of Broadway’s greatest musical numbers including ‘My Time of Day’, ‘Luck be a Lady’ and the show-stopping ‘Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat’. Guys and Dolls is directed by Gordon Greenberg with choreography by Cuban dancer and former Royal Ballet star Carlos Acosta and Andrew Wright whose credits include Chichester Festival Theatre’s Singin’ in the Rain.
Charing Cross Road
London WC2H 0JP
19th March – booking until 30th October 2015
Performance Times: Wednesday – Saturday at 7.30pm
Matinees Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2.30pm